Sunday, October 11, 2009

Mellow Yellow Monday



Let's join Drowsy Monkey today for Mellow Yellow Monday.



These white daisies with the yellow centers were still blooming in the St. George's Episcopal/Anglican churchyard in Flushing Queens when I came upon them.

I caught that fly in the shot by pure chance.

*O.E.fleoge, from P.Gmc. *fleugjon (cf. O.S. fleiga, O.N. fluga, M.Du. vlieghe, Ger. Fliege "fly); lit. "the flying (insect)" (cf. O.E. fleogende "flying"), from same source as fly (v.1). Originally "any winged insect" (hence butterfly, etc.); long used by farmers and gardeners for any insect parasite. Slang adj. meaning "clever, alert, wide awake" first recorded 18c., perhaps from the notion of the insect being hard to catch (other theories, however, trace it to fledge or flash); 1990s use may be a revival or a reinvention. Fly on the wall "unseen observer" first recorded 1949. An O.E. word for "curtain" was fleonet "fly-net." Fly-swatter first attested 1917. Flypaper attested from 1851, though the item itself is said to have become commonly available in London in 1848. (*Online Etymology Dictionary)

Isn't it interesting what you can find out when you look up some ordinary thing, a fly in this case.



9 comments:

bobbie said...

Lovely, Mary. i believe they are Montauk daisies, which don't bloom until fall. I have two bushes. That little fly loves them too, I see.

mousey said...

pretty daisies!

mine's here say cheese

Stine in Ontario said...

I'm impressed they're still flowering!

EastCoastLife said...

These pretty daisies would look lovely in my garden.

Mimi said...

I love daisies, and these are very pretty.
You're very honest to tell us that the fly was by chance!

☼¨`*•.♥RocĂ­o♥.•*¨`☼ said...

Beautiful!

Martha Z said...

So clean and perfect, the daisies are lovely.

Crafty Green Poet said...

gorgeous flowers and nice subtle shadows!

Rita said...

I planted a row of these along my retaining wall before I went on vacation. I was delighted to find that they had grown and were full of blooms when I returned. A month without care they must be very hearty.

Great shot. One of my favorite flowers.